GEORGE KENNEDY: Election outcomes show voters aren't angry, distrustful

Overall, the outcome suggests that the reality of Columbia comes pretty close to the stereotype. That is, we really are an island of progressive blue in a sea of reactionary red.

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils new city slogan

The new tag line is accompanied by a colorful new logo, print ads and a television commercial.

Missouri baseball benches last season's top performers

Scott Sommerfeld rarely found himself on the bench in 2012, but he's one of several key contributors from last season riding the pine.

Missouri gymnast Rachel Updike takes quiet confidence into regionals

Updike is the only Missouri gymnast to advance to this season's NCAA regionals, but she stays humble about her success.

Deaton shares tentative plans with MU Faculty Council

The MU chancellor brought up issues that could also be discussed at the semester's general faculty meeting on Tuesday.

Report details eligiblity for tax credits under Affordable Care Act

The federal health insurance program expanding coverage will take effect in January.

Columbia to celebrate Earth Day with street festival

The annual festival will be held on April 21.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion benefits all Missouri residents

Medicaid expansion in Missouri would significantly boost local economies and is the most affordable healthcare alternative for Missourians.


Cardinals can't put D'backs away in 16-inning marathon

Cliff Pennington's single in the 16th inning gave the Diamondbacks a 10-9 victory in a game that didn't end until early Thursday. At 5 hours and 32 minutes, it was the longest home game ever for in Diamondbacks.

Former Missouri standout Maclin to host charity weekend

The "Jeremy Maclin Charity Weekend" includes a softball game with other former Missouri players at 6 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Stadium.

Former Missouri guard Keion Bell eliminated early in college dunk contest

Former Missouri guard Keion Bell was eliminated Thursday night in the first round of the College Slam Dunk Championship in Atlanta.

Tolton Catholic track and field participates in Ken Asbury Invitational

Chase Freidel finished first overall in the long jump, recording a jump of 15 feet, 9 inches.


Rock Bridge golfers finish first at William Woods Invitational

Rock Bridge sophomore Matt Echelmeier finished first overall with a two-under-par 70.

Grindstone Pedway Project construction begins Monday

Construction on the Grindstone Pedway Project will begin Monday. The project will widen sidewalks and build paths and a pedestrian bridge over Hinkson Creek.

Two women say man exposed himself on MU campus, according to police

Anyone with any information is requested to call Sergeant Shawn Spalding at 882-5928, or Crime Stoppers at 875-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at

UPDATE: Woman killed following car accident in north Columbia

When Columbia firefighters arrived around 9:46 a.m., the woman was trapped in an SUV, which had collided with a dump truck. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to free her using hydraulic rescue tools.

Two with gang ties sought in Colorado prison chief's death

James Lohr, 47, and Thomas Guolee, 31, aren't being called suspects in Clements' death, but their names have surfaced during the investigation, El Paso County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said.

FROM READERS: What is the meaning of 'DMamily'?

I can’t imagine what my senior year would have been without my DMamily. We laughed together, we yelled at each other, and we pushed each other to our limits. So much of what we did this year was building– we tried new things, and just had to trust that we would either figure it out, or not mess up too badly.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Small businesses now have options for affordable health care

Insurance companies must now publicly justify every rate increase of 10 percent or more, which has led to a sharp decline in double-digit rate hikes. Starting in 2014, insurers will have to justify every proposed rate increase, even if it’s a 1 percent bump.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children get first-hand look at work vehicles at Tons of Trucks event

Children were given the opportunity to explore a variety of trucks at the Tons of Trucks event on Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park.